Berthoud Living Center is located in Berthoud, Colorado. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
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Berthoud Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. The nursing grade analyzes several subcategories, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. This facility was given a very good long-term care rating this year, with a C. While this isn't quite as impressive as a few of its other grades, this is still an acceptable rating for this area. Our long-term care scores are more important for residents needing more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 97.82609 percent of its patients, which is an above average statistic. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berthoud Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berthoud Living Center, 2.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berthoud Living Center, 1.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berthoud Living Center, 0.89% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which have had a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berthoud Living Center, 20.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berthoud Living Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berthoud Living Center, 5.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berthoud Living Center, 94.07% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berthoud Living Center, 5.47% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berthoud Living Center, 5.24% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Berthoud Living Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berthoud Living Center, 5.24% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berthoud Living Center, 15.39% of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berthoud Living Center, 98.42% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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